Salary: $14.53 - $19.37 Hourly USD
This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and will close when the needs of the City are met. Apply early to receive first consideration!
This recruitment will be used to fill a current Maintenance Aide Part-Time (Laborer IV Part-Time) vacancy in the Public Works Department, Building and Parks Division and Landscape Maintenance and Urban Forestry Division . This recruitment may also be used to fill any future Maintenance Aide Part-Time (Laborer IV Part-Time) positions that may occur throughout the City.
City of Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. The City of Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world-famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 23,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control.
The Department & Division: The Mission of the Public Works Department is to preserve, maintain, and enhance the City's infrastructure and natural resources, and provide services and environmental stewardship for the benefits of Laguna Beach residents, businesses and visitors. The Department is organized into the following divisions: Engineering and Administration, Fleet Maintenance, Parks and Buildings Maintenance , Landscape Maintenance and Urban Forestry Division, Street Maintenance, Utility Undergrounding, Solid Waste, Parking Management and Operations, Traffic, Parking and Signs Maintenance, and Transit Services.
The Position: Under supervision, the Maintenance Aide Part-Time (Laborer IV Part-Time) performs a variety of maintenance tasks for the Public Works Department in one of the following divisions: Parks & Buildings, Landscape Maintenance, Streets, Transit, or Fleet Maintenance. Appointment may be made at either level depending on qualifications.
Reports to/Supervises: Reports to the Division Manager or the assigned designee.
Selection Process: Applications will be screened carefully, and selected applicants will be invited to participate in a Department Interview. Based on the City's needs, the selection process may be modified. Candidates will be notified via e-mail of any changes in the selection process.
Pre-Placement Process: Selected candidates must successfully pass a police background check with the Laguna Beach Police Department, which includes a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, and a pre-placement physical including a drug test. Education and employment verification and reference check(s) may also be conducted.
Examples of Duties
Performs assigned laboring jobs, which vary depending on the department to which assigned and which include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Building & Facilities Maintenance - Assists in the maintenance of public buildings and facilities. Work includes performing custodial duties, cleaning of public restrooms and park facilities, graffiti removal, litter removal, emptying trash and recycling receptacles, and furniture moving. Assists maintenance crews with various building maintenance tasks such as drywall, patching, painting, electrical repairs, inspections, and other duties as assigned.
Landscape Maintenance and Urban Forestry - Assists in the maintenance of parks, athletic fields, streetscapes, trees, plantings, turf, hardscapes, irrigation systems, and recreation play areas. Work includes planting, watering, weeding, trimming, and fertilizing shrubs, trees, and flowerbeds. Maintains and prepares athletic fields.
Fleet Maintenance - Assist Equipment Mechanics to inspect, diagnose, and locate mechanical difficulties in City automobiles, trucks, and a variety of diesel, gasoline, and propane powered maintenance and construction equipment. Lubricates vehicles; changes oil, filters and tires; repairs tires and balances wheels. Inspects hydraulic and air brakes; replaces worn linings and disc pads.
Streets Maintenance - Clean up litter and debris from parking lots, walkways, ditches, alleys, streets, beach areas, and storm drains. Perform general sidewalk and street maintenance such as sidewalk grinding or pothole patching. Pick up and transport trash to the appropriate dumping site; may be assigned to a litter control crew that maintains the business district sidewalks, parking lots and planters by raking, sweeping, washing, and cleaning.
Regardless of the division assignment, the incumbent works a variable schedule to meet departmental needs and performs related duties as assigned. The position may be rotated among departmental divisions.
Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively an successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum of one (1) year general maintenance, construction or repair work experience. Experience in driving larger vehicles is desirable, as is basic knowledge of simple hand tools and basic mechanical skills.
License/Certificate Requirements: A valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. A valid California Class B Driver's license is desirable. Must be at least 17 years of age to be hired as a Laborer III and at least 18 years of age for Laborer IV.
Knowledge of: Principles relating to safe work practices and equipment maintenance; occupational hazards and safety precautions; proper use of tools and procedures used in repair and maintenance of City equipment.
Ability to: Learn methods and terminology specific to work assigned; operate and use tools specific to work assigned; understand and follow verbal and written direction; work scheduled hours as assigned, including weekends, holidays, days and evenings; work independently and productively; maintain simple records; work cooperatively and maintain professional relationships with co-workers and the public; lift and transport items weighing up to 50 pounds; clean and fuel various types of assigned equipment; communicate verbally and in writing; and adhere to policies and engage in safe work practices; see and hear in normal range with or without corrective devices.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Working Conditions: Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions indoors and outdoors, with exposure to temperature and weather variations; traffic and equipment noise; equipment vibrations; vehicle and/or chemical fumes; chemicals such as cleaning solvents, grease, pesticides, paint fumes; machinery and their moving parts; dust; refuse; human and animal waste materials. Duties require the ability to stand or walk on hard surfaces for frequent and prolonged periods of time. Additional physical demands require frequent bending, stooping, and safe lifting and/or moving of moderately heavy objects, up to 50 pounds in weight.
In compliance with FTA and FMCSA rules and the applicable City policy, candidates for this position are required to pass drug testing prior to employment. If hired in this position, drug and alcohol testing will be administered as follows: (1) post accident; (2) reasonable suspicion; (3) random testing; (4) return to work; and follow-up testing
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Laguna Beach, California